Amtrak RDCs at Meriden, Connecticut—February 1979.

Here’s a pair of photos from the archive. It was a bright and clear winter day, when my father and I intercepted these Amtrak Budd RDCs working the New Haven to Springfield shuttle.

At that time, the Budd Cars (as I knew them) were standard equipment on the Springfield run. I have many fond memories of riding the RDCs.

Exposed with a Leica 3A with 50mm Summitar on Kodachrome 64 color slide film.
Exposed with a Leica 3A with 50mm Summitar on Kodachrome 64 color slide film.

Amtrak RDCs at Meriden CT Feb 1979 Brian Solomon 662987

I’m glad I have these slides, but I wish I’d made many more image of the old Budds. A few of the RDCs survived into the mid 1980s.

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One thought on “Amtrak RDCs at Meriden, Connecticut—February 1979.”

  1. Brian,

    The Budds @ Meridian brings back fond memories. I was not doing well in school, since I was the ADD kid. As a bribe to behave, do well in school, and pay attention, my mother brought me to Berlin. We go on and rode to Hartford for lunch and some sights, and or shopping. Later we rode back.

    Brian Burns

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